PUTNAM COUNTY – J&S Construction Company Inc. was recently selected by porcelain tile manufacturer StonePeak Ceramics to complete two new additions to the existing raw material storage portion of the Crossville facility.
The $2.3 million contract will include the construction of a 24,128 square-foot addition at the west side of the existing facility and a 22,968 square-foot addition to the south side. Both additions will be constructed utilizing concrete foundations, slabs and 20-foot-high knee walls that will support a pre-engineered metal building; allowing StonePeak to store raw materials without damaging interior walls.
“The team at StonePeak Ceramics has been excellent to work with,” Ryan Williams, director of business development at J&S, said. “This project came with its own unique set of challenges such as the engineering of the facility’s containment area and its necessary high walls. Despite these challenges, the partnership between their staff and our team throughout the design-build process has been seamless and rewarding.”
J&S Construction worked with partners who performed the structural and architectural design. All phases of construction for the project are expected to be complete by the end of May without interfering with production at the facility, officials said.
“We look forward to a continued relationship with StonePeak,” Williams added.